The start of a new year offers us all an opportunity to make positive changes that will benefit us and future generations to come. So, when considering resolutions for the year ahead, think about the way that you can be more sustainable within your home and workplace. With 33% of us reporting that we are more aware of our environmental impact post the 2020 lockdown and with over 64% of Britons looking to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, attitudes are heading in the right direction.

How we can improve our green footprint

There are many small, yet effective actions we can all implement to help reduce our carbon footprint. These include walking rather than taking public transport, changing our diet to a more plant-based menu, and ensuring we use a re-usable coffee cup rather than add to the 7 million disposable cups we discard each day. Take a moment to consider restoration over replacement on many hard surface damage repairs in both the domestic and workplace situation. It is estimated that an astonishing 22 million items of household fixtures and fittings are thrown away each year in Britain.

In a survey by London Waste Authority, it revealed that fewer than 1 in 10 people attempt to repair damaged household items, choosing to replace them as a matter of course. 23% of respondents stated that they thought it was simply easiest to replace items, whilst a further 22% said they did not know how to get them repaired.

Masterteck Repair is the UK’s leading hard surface repair specialist, providing a nationwide network of experts who visit household or commercial properties to restore damage – reviving existing fittings or repairing cracks, surface burns, and damage that means the item can continue to be serviceable and is restored to its original finish. With one visit, over 80% of surface damage repairs can be restored, meaning that many million household items could be saved from landfill waste.